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Photo of Gaura - Lindheimer's beeblossom

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Photos: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Gaura - Lindheimer's beeblossom

Botanical Name: Gaura lindheimeri

Can be used in these types of LID features:

  • Vegetated swales and large-scale features - YES
  • Bioretention cells/ rain gardens/small-scale features - YES
  • Green roofs - YES

Location in feature: Upland, Slope

Plant characteristics:

  • Native Status: Introduced
  • Height: 4'
  • Mature shape or form: Erect, multiple stems
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Flower color: White, Pink
  • Moderate potential to be weedy or invasive
  • High commercial availability

Water issues:

  • Annual water requirement (in inches):
  • Drainage requirement: Requires good drainage
  • Poor tolerance of prolonged saturation
  • Moderate tolerance of periodic flooding

Soil texture adaptation:

  • Highly adapted to clay or fine-textured soils
  • Highly adapted to medium-textured soils
  • Poorly adapted to coarse-textured soils

Other tolerances:

  • Moderate drought tolerance
  • Poor salinity tolerance
  • Moderate wind tolerance
  • Moderate shade tolerance

Maintenance requirement: Needs to be sheared at the end of the growing season

Notes: Pink or white flowers; moderate water requirement

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